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Pick up luggages ?

SeaTac, Washington
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Pick up luggages ?

Hi,

My Qantas international flights are:

From : Seattle - San Francisco - Sydney - Melbourne

Return : Melbourne - Los Angeles - Seattle

Do I have to pickup my luggages at every transfer stop then check security again or my luggages will be transfered automatically to the last destinations (Melbourne when arrived and Seattle when returned)

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1. Re: Pick up luggages ?

I don't know about the outbound leg but on return you'll collect bags at LAX after clearing Immigration but prior to clearing Customs.

Assuming the flights are on the same ticket you'll drop off bags with the airline just after exiting Customs.

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2. Re: Pick up luggages ?

On the inbound flight it is in Sydney, unless the flight Sidney - Melbourne would be still an international flight.

Canberra, Australia
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3. Re: Pick up luggages ?

If this is on one ticket, you will collect your bags at Sydney on the way in and go through customs/immigration, and then re-check them through to Melbourne. You will have to re-clear security in Melbourne but domestic flight security in Australia is much nicer - no liquids restrictions, no shoe removal, etc, etc.

On the way back, you will have to collect your bags at LAX and go through customs/immigration, then re-check them to Seattle.

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